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A Meditation on Nuclear Medicine

An interview with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

Those of you who didn’t catch Professor Silvia Jurisson at her Saturday Morning Science lecture on March 4th can get a summary here, given by the lecturer herself. Jurisson’s research falls into the area of chemistry called radiopharmaceuticals—that is, pharmaceutical drugs with a radioactive atom attached for use in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

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What are radiopharmaceuticals?

From an interview with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

Radiopharmaceuticals are basically drugs containing a radioactive atom that are used for either imaging or therapy. Ninety-five percent of radiopharmaceuticals are employed diagnostically, the rest therapeutically.